Sheriff Scott Cass has announced that he will be seeking re-election to the position of Lamar County Sheriff as a republican.  Elected as Sheriff in 2012, Scott is a 1992 graduate of the Dallas Police Academy and a 2003 graduate of the FBI’s National Academy in Quantico, VA, Cass has served the citizens of Lamar County as a law enforcement officer since 1993.  After graduating from the Dallas Police Academy, Cass returned to his hometown and began his law enforcement career as a transport and patrol deputy with the Lamar County Sheriff’s Department.  Promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 1994, Cass has worked in both the Patrol and Criminal Investigation Divisions and previously served as the department’s Chief Deputy under long time Sheriff B.J. McCoy, who retired at the end of his term in 2011.

Cass is a graduate of Paris Junior College and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Midwestern State University.   He is married to the former Katherine Oliver of Blossom, a 4th grade teacher at Chisum Elementary School and 2011 Rural Teacher of the Year for the state of Texas.  They have three children and are long time residents of Lamar County and members of First Baptist Church. 

A fifth generation rancher, Cass comes from a family with a deep history of cattle ranching in  Lamar County.  Recognized by the Texas Department of Agriculture in 2003 for more than 100 years of continuous agriculture operation, the Cass family has been a mainstay in the Lamar County farm and ranch  community, and the family tradition is carried on today by Cass and his Children.

 “It is a blessing to have been able to serve the citizens of Lamar County for almost 24 years and I look forward to being allowed to continue serving them as their Sheriff,” Cass said. 

The office of Sheriff is one that carries great responsibility.  Charged not only with providing law enforcement and protection to the citizens, the Sheriff also operates the County Jail, which house hundreds of inmates at any given time.  Under this administration, the County Jail has operated effectively and in accordance with Texas Commission on Jail Standards, receiving certification every year since they have been in office.

Cass said serving as Sheriff has been a great honor and a responsibility that he does not take lightly.  Feeling a true sense of duty, Cass said providing professional, quality law enforcement to the citizens of Lamar County and serving them with honesty and integrity will continue to be the driving force behind his service.

Cass’ spirit of service to the community has long been evident as he has served on the board of directors of several organizations and as a volunteer with others.  During his tenure with the Sheriff’s office, he has served the Children’s Advocacy Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boy Scouts, Safe-T Women’s Shelter, CASA for Kids, Innovative Enterprises, The Racial Diversity Task Force, and most recently he was asked to serve as the co-chair of the United Way Government Committee.  He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his service throughout the years.

“If given the opportunity by the citizens of Lamar County, I will continue to serve them as Sheriff with honesty, integrity, professionalism and a true sense of duty."